Chronically elevated blood sugars can also damage nerves that tell muscles how to move. This can lead to muscle weakness. You may have difficulty walking or getting up from a chair. You may have difficulty grabbing things or carrying things with your hands.
Evidence of neurodegenerative disease has been found in the peripheral nerves of diabetics. Currently more than 50% of diabetic patients develop some form of peripheral nerve disease, which can lead to loss of sensation, tingling, pain, limb amputation, and death. No FDA-approved treatment exists for diabetic neuropathy, a condition that afflicts over half of [...]